Leonard Cohen and the Neo-Baroque Perspective


From the perspective of a Latin American reader, the article approaches Leonard Cohen's poetic universe through the concept of the Neo-Baroque as proposed by the Cuban writer, Severo Sarduy in dialogue with the idea of fold as presented by Gilles Deleuze. The main point of the paper is to propose that the Neo-Baroque perspective may work as a method of investigation and deciphering that may allow to approach Cohen's poetry, songs and performance as a coherent whole that reaches an aesthetic turnpoint during his time in the monastery of Mount Baldy that will result in Book of longing, his last albums, the last tour and The Flame.

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